PhD Work

The working title for my PhD is Evolution of Cell Function over all described Genomes.

To grab a Perl module to interface with the SUPERFAMILY database click here. These are all functions related to my PhD and are not meant to be a complete set of tools for doing research with SUPERFAMILY.


Presented Posters

  1. Matt Oates, Julian Gough, Alistair Hetherington; 'An Exhaustive Search for the Inositol 1,4,5-triphosphate Receptor Protein in Plants' 15th Annual International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology 2011-03-29
  2. Matt Oates, Julian Gough, Alistair Hetherington; 'The Evolution of Calcium Cell Signalling' European Conference on Complex Systems 2009-09-25

MRes Taught First Year

Original research I've undertaken.

Calcium Signaling Toolkit

I have completed my masters dissertation that begins to describe the evolution or distribution of Calcium Signaling pathways across all sequenced genomes. The project aimed to specify a complete bioinformatics toolkit of the domains, genes, proteins, and families of proteins involved in calcium based signaling taken from an anatomical description in humans from the Biology literature. This was then to be mapped onto phylogenetic trees based on all sequence data that is freely available.

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